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SpaceX Falcon 9 blasts off from Vandenberg Space Force Base's Space Launch Complex 4 East Tuesday night.

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 46 Starlink internet satellites blasted off Tuesday night from Vandenberg Space Force Base, marking SpaceX's 58th first-stage landing on its Pacific Ocean-based droneship. 

The two-stage rocket was launched from Space Launch Complex 4E at 10:40 p.m., and separated more than 8 minutes after launch as designed.

The first-stage booster reentered Earth's atmosphere and successfully landed on the spaceport droneship Of Course I Still Love You, marking the seafaring vessel's 58th mission.

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SpaceX's Farlcon 9 first-stage booster lands on the Pacific Ocean-based droneship Of Course I still Love You on Tuesday night.

Lisa André covers lifestyle and local news for Santa Ynez Valley News and Lompoc Record, editions of the Santa Maria Times.

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